David L White

Monthly archives for October, 2017

Cloud Fishing

Cloud Fishing
Cloud Fishing With some practice you will be able to drop a line into the sky and wait a cloud will come along and give you a good tug or a run for your money you might throw it back or skin it for dinner If you need to beat yourself with a reason to be there you might think of a kite. If it is painfully sunny or you cannot otherwise get out [...]

Flip the Definition

Flip the Definition
This idea occurs to me after reading books, quotes, and ideas from Byron Katie (www.thework.com). She asks, or challenges us to ask, the four questions. And then, more importantly I think, ask the turnaround questions.* When I started to talk to myself about ‘flipping the definition’ I simply mean to examine a thing, event, label [...]

Day’s not over yet

Day’s not over yet
Mona Djibouti and Mike MKE On the first leg Mike was the third out of three. He was all about his maladies. It’s tough to get people to move away from their most prized stories even when they hurt. I simply gave him space to speak. On a later ride alone, Mona still showed hope for the American Dream. Eighteen years here from East Africa and [...]

Forgive Me

Forgive Me
Forgive Me I wish I had seen you clearly sooner better respected your message simply given been present for your presence encouraged you to finish or continue in your time Aware I share this absence of attention and apologize Forgive me ___________________ David L White October 9 2017 5 am Share this:PrintFacebookGoogleLinkedInStumbleUponTw [...]

Mouth and Mind

Mouth and Mind
I recently met a gal that works for: ( insert BIG NAME SOUP COMPANY HERE ).   I asked her if she had heard of the recent FDA ruling allowing for the offshore (ostensibly Chinese) processing of chickens meant to be returned into the USA food chain. I asked her if she might imagine where such meat might be injected, umm, reintroduced, int [...]

Every-thing-ness

Every-thing-ness
Everything is all there is. Nothing is apart from it. All of of every thing unique – not the same as any other thing; snowflake, finger print, grain of sand, galaxy, zebra hide, diamond, turtle shell … this moment. This moment. This moment. Are you getting the idea? We get slowed down by similarities, comparisons, judgements. Yes, [...]

Big Dipper

Big Dipper
At first, let the Flexi-Sphere on the left represent The Big Dipper. We’d like to think it’s flat in the dark night sky. In the image on the right we see that it’s not flat. There are light years of separation, size, and brightness between the stars that create our favorite illusion. One of the stars is closer to us than it [...]

Suitable for Framing

Suitable for Framing
Suitable for Framing You say we are friends until I suggest we get together and you say “We’ll see.” and “I’ll let you know.” I have puzzled this for years wondering where the edges and corners are; counting the pieces and shaking the box. Finally, as the last pieces snap into place, the picture becomes a picture; albeit abstract impres [...]

September Snow

September Snow
September Snow A cream-colored dream of puppies, love, money, freedom all put down and gone at twenty-two months and twelve grand plus and the boundless loss of friend and lover so close and now what? and what? again and again September Snow bitter, beautiful, swirling _______________ (c) David L White 9/29/17 – 1:45 am   Share th [...]

Passing into Dreamland

Passing into Dreamland
Passing into Dreamland under water upside down Houdini dexterity fumbles the knots and locks of oxygen and missing information bubbles pass bubbles pass bubbles passing into dreamland blow me another bubble _________ (c) David L White 9/30/17 12:34 am – draft poem   Share this:PrintFacebookGoogleLinkedInStumbleUponTwitterEmailPint [...]